San Antonio group approaches USFL

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San Antonio group approaches USFL

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Since the SA Exp had a paywall, I'm glad more details were posted here... Scroll to July 14th

https://www.si.com/nfl/draft/news/lates ... tball-news

>> USFL in Talks with Former Gunslingers Jim Bob Morris and Rick Neuheisel for a Franchise in San Antonio.

The San Antonio Express News is reporting that former USFL Gunslinger safety Jim Bob Morris has been in talks with an executive from the new USFL regarding the potential to bring a franchise to San Antonio. Morris immediately tapped Rick Neuheisel to gauge his interest in being the head coach, and Neuheisel is all for it. Currently a college football analyst for CBS, Neuheisel is no stranger to spring football due to his days in the USFL and more recently as the head coach of the Arizona Hotshots in the ill-fated Alliance of American Football.
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While many are still skeptical that a semi-pro spring football league can survive, Morris and Neuheisel are optimistic. Fox reported that The Spring League, also owned by new USFL CEO Brian Woods, drew viewership ratings earlier this year that were competitive with the NHL and MLS. With Fox now a financial partner in the USFL, ratings will only go up from there. Morris believes that with these types if viewership levels and friendly media rights, there is no reason the league can’t be successful. Neuheisel echoes those sentiments and believes that the support from players, fans, and coaches are there to make a spring league both sustainable and profitable.<<
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Are we reading this as Morris wants to own and operate the team?
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Re: San Antonio group approaches USFL

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Tank55 wrote: Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:50 pm Are we reading this as Morris wants to own and operate the team?
It sounds like that BUT if they go MLS style they can be assigned ownership... too little is know about the USFL currently. And as Hal Mumme says B Woods plays things close to the vest and is a good poker player.

>> Ownership
See also: Major League Soccer owners

Major League Soccer operates under a single-entity structure in which teams and player contracts are centrally owned by the league.[4][128][129] Each team has an investor-operator that is a shareholder in the league.[130] In order to control costs, MLS shares revenues and holds players contracts instead of players contracting with individual teams.<<

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